The Sedona Conference® Webinar eDiscovery Year in Review: Focus on 2013

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Time:      1:00 to 2:30 pm EST

The Sedona Conference® Webinar
eDiscovery Year in Review: Focus on 2013

2013 was another busy year for all those following eDiscovery cases in state and federal courts. However, the volume of decisions did little to simplify, clarify, or harmonize the law. If anything, sharp differences were highlighted between the circuit courts, between courts in the same circuits, and even between judges in the same courts. Into the mix came a comprehensive set of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, with public comments highlighting disagreements over how eDiscovery law should move forward.

Resuming a popular tradition, The Sedona Conference® Voices from the Desert webinar series presents its eDiscovery Year in Review with a close look at 2013. Four eDiscovery veterans will lead us through the wilderness: Sedona Working Group 1 Chair Emeritus Thomas Y. Allman of the University of Cincinnati College of Law; U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Collings of the District of Massachusetts; prolific eDiscovery blogger and author Cecil A. Lynn III of eBay; and Moderator Ken Withers, Deputy Executive Director of The Sedona Conference.

Topics that the panel will discuss during the 90-minute webinar are:

the limits of cooperation,
the elusiveness of cost shifting,
the novelty of new media,
the squishiness of proportionality
the stickiness of TAR, and
the scariness of sanctions

The cases that will be discussed include the blockbusters: Sekisui v. Hart, Kleen Products v. Packaging Corporation of America, and Apple v. Samsung. There will also be a host of lower-profile decisions that illustrate how the courts are addressing eDiscovery issues on a day-to-day basis.

As time allows, the panel will entertain your questions live by text and telephone.

All webinar registrants will receive electronic copies of The Sedona Conference’s 2013 annotated compendium of eDiscovery case law and the 2013 edition of Prof. Allman’s eDiscovery in Federal and State Courts.

You can view system requirements here.

We do not apply for MCLE accreditation of webinars. However, attendees are welcome to apply on their own.